The airline, which already operates several ATR turboprops, booked an order for six ATR 72-600s in 2014, along with options for six additional aircraft. ATR valued the potential 12-aircraft deal at US$296 million at list prices.

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Alaska Airlines’ sister regional airline Horizon Air is launching two new routes from Los Angeles and one new route from Boise in Idaho in late fall.

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Bahamasair has placed a firm order for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s, becoming a new ATR customer in the process. Meanwhile, existing ATR customer Air Madagascar has ordered three ATR 72-600s.

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A strong Paris Air Show 2015 for turboprop regional-airliner manufacturer ATR has continued on June 16, with ATR announcing orders and other commitments from three customers for another 42 aircraft.

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On the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015, Embraer announced new orders from four customers for 50 aircraft of its E-Jet and E-Jet E2 families, as well as options and other commitments from two of the customers for 35 additional E-Jets.

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In announcing Westjet Encore’s June 15 order for five Q400s at the Paris Air Show 2015 on the show’s first day, Bombardier Aerospace revealed WestJet Encore had also signed a firm order for another Q400 in March.

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Turboprop regional airliner manufacturer ATR has announced firm orders for a total of 14 aircraft from two customers on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015, one of the customers also securing commitments on 15 additional ATR turboprops.

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The contract, which Embraer values at US$1.1 billion at current list prices, makes HNA Tianjin Airlines the first Chinese airline to order aircraft from the Embraer E-Jets E2 family.

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Air France’s regional subsidiary Hop! has taken delivery of the first of five new ATR 72-600 turboprops it has agreed to lease from Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital.

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Air France KLM group regional carrier KLM Cityhopper has placed a firm order for 15 Embraer 175s and two E190s. Its purchase contract also includes options for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Hop!, Air France’s regional subsidiary.

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On behalf of Alaska Airlines, its sister regional carrier Horizon Air will begin twice-daily non-stop service between Boise in Idaho and Spokane in Washington on August 24.

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JetBlue will initially place its ‘B6’ flight code on 14 Silver Airways routes within Florida. Later this year, the partnership will expand to include 13 Silver Airways routes from Florida to The Bahamas, subject to the carriers receiving the required government regulatory approvals.

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A Transport Canada-approved air operator, Voyageur Airways provides a number of specialized aviation services, including contract-flying operations both internationally and domestically, and offers advanced engineering and maintenance capabilities.

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The Air Canada Express regional service, to be operated by Chorus Aviation subsidiary Jazz with 74-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners, will offer four round-trips a week from May 22 through September 7, 2015.

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Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines has chosen Compass Airlines, a subsidiary of regional-airline holding company Trans States Holdings, to operate the first 20 Embraer 175s from American’s order. All will be operated under the American Eagle regional service brand.

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The Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets will be the first of the model to be operated by GoJet Airlines, whose existing fleet consists of 47 Bombardier CRJ700s.

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The aircraft assignment to PSA Airlines follows American Airlines exercising 24 of its 40 options for Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jets on December 30, 2014.

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J-Air Corporation, JAL Group’s wholly owned regional-airline subsidiary, will operate the 32 Mitsubishi MRJ regional jets.

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Silver Airways is launching service from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, which serves the Tampa Bay-area beach resorts of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, to both Fort Lauderdale and Key West on March 12.

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